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Question for Department for Education

UIN 185801, tabled on 30 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to (a) run a public awareness campaign, and (b) allocate funding to increase the level of understanding of (i) employers and (ii) learners on the different grades that learners are able to gain in the component parts of a T Level.

Answered on

5 November 2018

Our T level communications campaign will launch in 2019, ensuring that parents, teachers, students and the wider public know about T levels and where they fit among other choices after GCSEs. The campaign will be extended over time as T levels are rolled out more widely. We are working closely with the 2020 providers on this campaign, which will include resources to support regional communications.

We have provided £5 million to the National Apprenticeship Service, who have widened their remit to provide an advice and support service for employers, which includes raising awareness and promoting the benefits of T levels and industry placements to employers.

Information about the grading system for the component parts of T levels was confirmed in the government’s response to the T level consultation in May this year. We recognise the need to promote awareness and understanding of this as part of our communications to students, parents and employers.

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